First it was the specialty coffee places that started popping up in Parramatta. Now, the small bar scene has started. It wasn't long ago when Uncle Kurt's opened at the ground level of Secure Parking's complex near the Roxy. It's a bit hipster with a dose of grunge and a hell lot of character.
I'm talking about a hip diver bar with craft beers, whiskies, spirits and cocktails. Hiphop tracks playing in the background whilst enjoying New York style deli snacks. It's the first of its kind in Parramatta and I'm sure it won't be the last. For a second there I thought I was in cool town Newtown!
The aperitivo julep cocktail ($19) hits summer in its face with a refreshing mix of beefeater gin, lillet blanc, fino sherry, watermelon and sage. I freakin love it!
The brisket pastrami po'boy ($14) has pastrami, saurkraut, Russian dressing, American mustard, pickles and dill in a milk bun. It's a solid po'boy but it needs to hold back just a tad on the mustard as it can be overpowering at some parts of the po'boy.
The smoked sausage roll ($14) was awesome! A double smoked andouille, saurkraut, Russian dressing, mustard, pickles and dill in a milk bun. The smoky essence of the sausage punches through whilst the mustard, saurkraut and pickles compliments the smokiness well.
|Uncle's traditional reuben|
Their Uncle's traditional reuben sandwich ($16) is one of the best I've had in Sydney. A perfectly balanced amount of smoked brisket pastrami, super melted Edam cheese, Russian dressing and coleslaw in toasted rye bread with a pickle on the side. The edam cheese was mild and smooth with notes of nutty flavour, which compliments the pastrami well. The dressing and coleslaw gives acidity and sweetness to cut through the pastrami and cheese.
22B Horwood Place
Wed-Thurs: 5pm to 10pm
Fri: 12pm to midnight
Sat: 5pm to midnight